- Mar 05, 2015 12:35 IST
If the state government fails to demolish unauthorised structures and stop felling of trees which are urgently needed to save the Sunderbans, then army could be deployed to do the job instead, a two-judge bench of the National Green Tribunal’s eastern zone bench in Kolkata observed on Wednesday.
- Mar 05, 2015 12:29 IST
The hobby and love for wild birds and animals with a passion to conserve them, has dragged several citizens into this area, some of whom later turned out to be eminent birders such as Kaishal Mukherjee, Sumit Sen, Sujan Chatterjee, Subhankar Patra and Radhanath Pole.
- Mar 05, 2015 12:26 IST
On Wednesday, the highest number of new swine flu cases was reported on a single day in the state this year. Twenty-one H1N1 positive cases were reported in the city and the districts on the day, taking the total number of swine flu patients to 167. Eight persons, including three children, have died across the state.
- Mar 04, 2015 11:51 IST
If the issue of saving the Sunderbans needs to be raised at the international level, then the two neighbours have to come together. This effort can set the ball rolling, says Tapas Paul, Senior environment specialist at World Bank
- Mar 04, 2015 11:43 IST
According to statistics laid down by the forest minister in the assembly house, 27 elephants, seven pythons, two bison (gaur), one leopard cat and one chital deer were killed in train accidents over the past four years. The maximum deaths occurred in 2013-2014 when 13 elephants were killed in one year.
- Mar 04, 2015 11:34 IST
The seizure of fake Indian currency notes (FICN) with a face value of Rs. 10 crore has left the special task force (STF) of Kolkata Police baffled and intrigued for more than one reason.
- Mar 04, 2015 11:30 IST
To plead for fiscal relief for her debt-stressed state, chief minister Mamata Banerjee will meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi on March 9, capping a nearly year-long bitter relationship dating back to the 2014 Lok Sabha campaign trail.
- Mar 01, 2015 12:45 IST
The swine flu toll in the state rose to eight on Saturday after one more death in the city. A two-and-a-half-year-old baby, Anwesha Pramanik, from Joynagar in South 24-Parganas succumbed to the H1N1 virus at BC Roy Memorial Hospital for Children here. Anwesha is the third child to die of swine flu in the state this year.
- Mar 01, 2015 12:38 IST
It is clear to me that while on the one hand the Union Government is making a big public display of offering additional resources to the State Governments through a higher rate of tax devolution, on the other it has negated those additional resources by curtailing allocation under major heads of the different centrally sponsored schemes for the State Governments says Amit Mitra, Bengal finance minister
- Feb 28, 2015 19:23 IST
The Trinamool Congress, in a meeting at the residence of chief minister Mamata Banerjee, removed Mukul Roy from the post of all India general secretary.
- Feb 28, 2015 11:18 IST
A 22-year-old woman was allegedly gang raped in front of her husband by three miscreants near Howrah’s Mourigram railway station late on Thursday night. The husband was reportedly tied to a tree and held at gunpoint while the rape occurred. Two of the three rapists were arrested
- Feb 28, 2015 11:15 IST
Following a series of transport strikes by opposition parties, the Trinamool Congress government has made a desperate attempt to woo the sector’s workers during the state budget on Friday. “Chief minister Mamata Banerjee is concerned about the transport workers of the state.
- Feb 28, 2015 11:11 IST
No fresh taxes, heightened allocation for minority development, 40 lakh bicycles to students and sops for traders — it is a heady mix of doles. But opposition parties in the state allege that all this has been done keeping in mind the assembly polls.
- Feb 28, 2015 11:07 IST
The Trinamool Congress is gearing up to reduce the formidable former No. 2 in the party, Mukul Roy, to a non-entity. Roy may be removed from the posts of chairman of the Trinamool’s parliamentary party and the party’s leader in the Rajya Sabha — two of the last important posts he holds.
- Feb 27, 2015 11:11 IST
The CBSE Class 12 exam will start from March 2 and by the pre-board papers uploaded by the CBSE, the question pattern for the upcoming exam is in for a shift from objectivetype questions to applicationbased ones. Students can also expect some long answer-type questions.